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New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)
Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Chemicals in mother's blood linked to child's obesity
A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body ma*s index (BMI) by 14 months. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for May 5, 2009

Imaging study reveals brain abnormalities in autistic tots
Scientists have found that autistic toddlers have an enlarged amygdala, a brain area known to be linked with functions like the processing of faces and emotion. ANI

Imaging study reveals brain abnormalities in autistic tots
Scientists have found that autistic toddlers have an enlarged amygdala, a brain area known to be linked with functions like the processing of faces and emotion. ANI

Lithium may help revolutionise cancer treatment
Lithium, a drug widely used to treat bipolar mood disorder, may also help radiation target cancer and spare healthy tissue, according to a study. ANI

White blood cells move like millipedes to get to the site of infection or injury
Weizmann Institute scientists have shown that white blood cells move like millipedes in order to get to the site of infection or injury. ANI

Lithium may help revolutionise cancer treatment
Lithium, a drug widely used to treat bipolar mood disorder, may also help radiation target cancer and spare healthy tissue, according to a study. ANI

Future climate change may cause more respiratory problems in kids
Due to respiratory problems as a result of projected climate change, more children will end up hospitalised over the next decade, says a new study. ANI

Bullied kids likely to develop psychotic symptoms in early adolescence
A new study has found that kids who are consistently bullied by peers are more likely to develop psychotic symptoms in early adolescence. ANI

Teens need to learn about safe use of pain medications, say researchers
A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that most teens, who have started to make more decisions about their own health care, may not know enough about the over-the-counter pain medications to avoid complications or inadvertent misuse. ANI

Second hand smoke exposure robs kids of vital antioxidants
Exposure to cigarette smoke leads to lower levels of antioxidants in kids, a new study has found. ANI

Childhood obesity linked to allergy risk
A new study has shown that obese kids and adolescents are at increased risk of having some kind of allergy, especially to a food. ANI

Obstructive sleep apnea raises heart disease risk
Obstructive sleep apnea, or periodic interruptions in breathing throughout the night, can increase the risk of several forms of heart and vascular disease, researchers have found. ANI

Scientists identify brain protein key to Parkinsons disease, drug addiction
Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center have identified a protein that seems to be key to the processes that lead to Parkinsons disease, and is involved in the brains response to addictive drugs like methamphetamine. ANI

Moderate calorie restriction found to cause temporal changes in liver metabolism
A study on obese patients has revealed that moderate calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism, while moderate weight loss affects muscle. ANI

Moderate calorie restriction found to cause temporal changes in liver metabolism
A study on obese patients has revealed that moderate calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism, while moderate weight loss affects muscle. ANI

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